Energy savings for Horsham District residents in rural areas

Published: 24 Mar 2023

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The Warmer Homes Consortium will provide energy efficient upgrades to hundreds of homes across the Horsham District to help local residents save money on energy bills thanks to a funding award from the Government.

The consortium is a partnership of 23 local authority partners including Horsham District Council, and is led by Portsmouth City Council, who have joined forces to promote energy efficiency and provide support to struggling households across their areas.

The funding has been received through the Home Upgrade Grant, which is a government scheme to improve the energy efficiency of vulnerable and low-income homes that do not have gas central heating, typically often homes in rural areas. The money will go towards improvements such as insulation, air source heat pumps, solar panels and heating controls and can save households up to £400 a year on energy bills.

The funding award is a welcome addition to the support the consortium has been able to offer during the current energy and cost of living crisis. It will both tackle fuel poverty and make progress towards achieving net zero emissions by 2050.

The funding will be available from April 2023 until March 2025 and will act as a continuation of the support already available via Warmer Homes, which has already helped hundreds of homes and delivered thousands of pounds in lifetime bill savings to date.

Households on a low income, which have a poor energy rating and do not have mains gas central heating are encouraged to apply. Private rental households will need landlord consent and contribution towards the cost.

For more information about the Warmer Homes programme, the eligibility criteria, and to apply for assistance please visit the Warmer Homes website or call freephone 0800 038 5737.